I know this blog is titularly about the creation of beauty, but I think that an apple pie can count as a thing of beauty… Especially if made from this recipe from America’s Test Kitchen. OMG, you totally have to try this one!
Modifications – I used a ready made crust, and actually transferred the filling into a pie plate. Brushed the top with butter instead of egg white. That’s it, not much playing around at all.
The pie was a tremendous success, even better than the cheesecake I usually make for Memorial Day cookoouts (and I think those are pretty damn good, if I do say so myself).J
As usual, there was music and merriment
About the title of this post… Well, DD#1 did ask if I was drinking at one point, to which I quite proudly replies “Yes, I am” and f lourished the bottle of Mike’s Hard Pomegranate Punch which I was drinking. My Mother-in-Law declared me a cheap drunk, and I was forced to agree. DD#1 is off at a study session, DD#2 and M-i-L are bonding, DH is back at the cookout, hoping for more chances to sing, and I am here, at home, humiliating myself before the world wide web.
I’m happy. May be hurting in the morning though, and there’s not even any left over pie to soak up my pain.
Hope your Memorial Day was good, and that you did manage to get in a few moments to actually think about those who have been sacrificed on the altar of War and Patriotism.